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Inclusive language is worthy
Many modern English translations of the Bible attempts to use inclusive language as appropriate, that is, as it seems to be intended by the biblical authors.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

'In these last days he has spoken to us'
Some thinkers suggest that the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago — and the mission of the Lord and the early church — was prepared for by the circumstances of the Roman Empire.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Confession fine tunes moral compass
A regular participation in the Sacrament enables us to fine tune from time to time our moral compass, to deepen our awareness of the destructiveness of sin and the endless generosity of the Love that God is.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The very word 'Lent' calls us to new growth
Lent is about helping us to grow spiritually, even when our Lenten resolutions are not especially successful.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
What can we do to become merciful?
The rest of my response to the question is really a scriptural reflection on the works of mercy, and it can be summarized in this fashion: “Be all you can be as Christ’s holy body!”
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Selling religious goods not same as simony
Even if they have been blessed at some point, it is not the blessing that you are selling but the material entity. You are not trafficking in spiritual goods.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Accept holy object in life of prayer
Such powerful connections with sanctity have nothing to do with insurance policies, but much to do with personal growth in holiness.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Ecumenism is sometimes reconciled diversity
Either one abandons the ecumenical enterprise, which would be in my judgment not only ecclesially irresponsible but sinful, or one keeps going with great patience and absolute confidence in the Holy Spirit.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Death penalty: Is it ever acceptable?
Q: I am confused on the death penalty. In the Catechism (2266) it says:
“traditional teaching....has acknowledged as well-founded the right and
duty of legitimate public authority to punish malefactors by means of
penalties commensurate with the gravity of the crime, not
excluding....the death penalty.” Of course, I understand, it is a very
rare option, says Pope John Paul II. But the window of
absolute necessity, though small, is open, right?
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Desire to be part of the eucharistic community

Q—If my mother is confined to an assisted living facility and has no option for Sunday Mass other than television does this satisfy her obligation? If not does she commit a serious sin each Sunday?


Thursday, December 17, 2015
Colors signify seasons of life in Christ

Q — We see our liturgical colors have changed. What is the meaning and symbolism of each of our colors through the year?


Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Celibacy just as relational as marriage

Q: The reading on Oct. 4 from Genesis says “The Lord  says, it is not good for the man to be alone.” So why does the Catholic Church feel priests should not marry?  Is that not going against God’s word? The Greek Orthodox say their religious leaders have to marry to be ordained. An explanation please.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Transubstantiation at the Last Supper?

Q — When Jesus shared his last meal with his followers, did the bread and wine become Jesus in the same way we understand that it becomes Jesus today? One person put it this way — “Did transubstantiation take place at the last supper?”


Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Is secular humanism a religion?
Q —Can humanism be considered a religion?
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Celebrations of life vs. funerals
Q — I often hear priests speak of funerals as “celebrations of 
life.”  Is there a difference between the two?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
How can we support our parish priests?
Q — I know you teach at a seminary and must follow priests through their careers. How can we, as parishioners, best support our priests, who can face loneliness as celibates? I know one should not take up too much time, because these men are so busy, but there must be a reasonable way to help.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Everyone should be fiscally responsible
Q — A recent newspaper article reports that an archbishop on the East coast is spending more than half a million dollars of archdiocese funds to renovate his retirement residence. Under Church law, are archbishops permitted to spend archdiocese funds for this purpose?
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Disciples didn't always get it right

Q —I understand this may be a silly question to you, but I’ve always been curious about the personalities of the disciples (context being how they behaved around people), so my question is: Were any of the disciples, before and during their time with the Lord, considered social misfits? Also, did any of the disciples not get along with each other?


Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Natural moral law adds further dimension
Q — That God created human sexuality for marriage and marriage only is a beautiful image and teaching.  However, doesn’t this conflict with the fact that sexuality is found all over nature and that while some species are monogamous, others are not and in many (over 1,500 species) we can find homosexual behavior? How do we reconcile what we observed through God’s creation with this fundamental moral teaching of the Church?
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
On faith and food, number of hosts

Q — Do Catholics have dietary restrictions, not including Lent? My mother remembers meat from animals with non-cloven hooves being forbidden.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Who is that 'certain man'?

Q — In today’s Gospel — “go into the city to a certain man . . .” Who is that “certain man”? 


Wednesday, June 17, 2015


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